Diner en Blanc (because it’s a French tradition), is a dining event that despite the secrecy surrounding it, is spreading to more cities every year and is increasing in popularity. For this event, everyone is dressed in white, the tables are covered in white, it includes white dinnerware and table décor. It is quite an undertaking to organize and even more so to prepare for. No one knows the location until the last minute and then everything, dinner, and even the table must be packed up and taken to the secret location. Afterward, no one passing by will have the slightest clue as to what just transpired.
To my knowledge, nothing like that has taken place around here and I would jump at the chance if it did. My daughter in Texas lent a tablescaping hand to one of her friends who was invited to an event a few weeks back. When they say all white they mean all white, no other color no matter how small or seemingly insignificant is allowed.
If we’re ever invited I promise to strictly adhere to the rules. Until then, here’s my soft and gentle version of Halloween En Blanc.
I started with a white tablecloth overlaid with white runners embellished with silver sequins.
For the stack, I’m using round white chargers, Noritake Windsor Platinum dinner plates, and a white appetizer plate.
A white cotton napkin is decorated with a brushed silver napkin ring.
Faux mother of pearl flatware.
Cut glass tumbler and goblet.
For the centerpiece, I’ve used lots of bling and sparkle. My oversized cupcake stand holds an ivory craft pumpkin. Surrounding it are real white pumpkins,a small faux glittery one, and an embellished votive holder. Towards the front, I used a silver pumpkin studded with rhinestones around the top. The top is a gold drawer pull. A cylinder vase with white hydrangeas is placed at the rear.
Unable to resist the 70% off sales, I scored this acrylic mercury glass look pumpkin. It sits in a small clear cake stand and also has a few white pumpkins at its base.
Behind it sits my pouch pumpkin. This was the easiest craft ever. I stuffed a white polyester napkin with fiberfill. I then pulled up the edges, twisted them together and secured it with silver decorative ribbon. It sits on a silver pillar holder.
At each end I’ve place silver bling candle holders, each holding a white taper. Adjacent to those is the most obvious Halloween decoration, dark silver skulls.
This tablescape might not be the most diner friendly but it’s sure nice to have options. I’m straining at the bit to get started with my Thanksgiving tables so this may be the last Halloween table this year. Thanks for stopping by!
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